Firecracker rice

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Wake your veg up with this fiery rice number. Chilli-shy? Adjust as you like it.

Firecracker rice
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:60
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:23rd May 2014

Best recipe review

Spicy ricey


A hot and spicy rice dish that looks superb.

Paul R Smith


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  1. Heat a lidded pan. Add your rice. Lower heat. Add the water, salt and a drop of oil. Swirl through.
  2. Pop the lid on. Simmer for 20 mins or till the water’s absorbed. Take off the heat. Leave the lid on. Let it steam for 5 mins.
  3. Heat a large frying pan. Add your chillies without oil. Toast till they’ are soft and a bit charred all over. Remove from the pan. Finely chop. Mix with the garlic, ginger, agave/honey and vinegar.
  4. Add your veg to the pan the chillies were in. Sizzle till just soft and a bit charred. Add some oil at the end, if you like. Grate in some lime zest and a squeeze of lime.
  5. Swirl the chilli sauce through your rice bit by bit. Taste as you go, getting the heat right for you. Season with soy sauce, to taste. Sprinkle over your greens.
  6. Serve alongside your griddled, glossy veg.

Chef's notes

Put this recipe into fast-forward mode by using white basmati or long grain rice instead. Cook 12 mins vs the 20 for brown rice. Brown rice is better but this is a great option if you're in a rush.

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